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Verizon: Smartphones can replace PCs

7/14/2010 01:06 AM EDT
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prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   7/15/2010 11:36:48 AM
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Instead of thinking of replacing PC by the mobile, why not think of Mobile working as a remote as well as the program feed for the house TV and the home theater. Do away with the DTH!

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glenn_denton   7/14/2010 11:58:48 PM
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No mention of service provider lock in and non-standardized networks?

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Robotics Developer   7/14/2010 10:00:15 PM
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I would not be in a rush to give up my PC / laptop for a phone. There are too many drawbacks: battery life, storage capacity, wireless bandwidth, wireless coverage (I still only have 1 or at most 2 bars at home for my cell phone - not enough), screen size would be a killer for all of those who need glasses (and we know who we are), keyboard (or lack of full sized one) would also be a hindrance. Then there is the effort to port the needed / desired applications to this new platform/OS. This could be a great niche market but without overcoming the stated limitations I am not sure of wide spread success.

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Sanjib.A   7/14/2010 5:26:41 PM
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Good for the mobile handset vendors. But I feel it still might take some more time to get PCs replaced by smart phones. Though many of the smart phones available today are technologically close to the PCs, but I feel PCs are still more superior specially when somebody wants more storage capacity. Working on PCs for long hours is much more comfortable than working on the phone. This is my personal opinion.

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rick merritt   7/14/2010 2:46:38 PM
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I did not put in the story Verizon's comments about "doubling down" on a bet on Google Android for business and consumer phones. We all do Windows...but for how much longer?

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Baolt   7/14/2010 11:06:14 AM
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Very encouraging comment from Verizon but i have serious doubts that people will be okey with limited screen, power and interaction issues, which are still letting everyone to stick on PC/Notebooks. However i can agree on the popularity of mobile sets, pads etc which are basically used to browse at net, read, review&edit previously created files, docs, mailing, use some handy features. I bet still no way to leave our beloved buds, PCs

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selinz   7/14/2010 6:38:03 AM
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Apparently Windows Mobile is the Rodney Dangerfield of cell phone operating systems. They don't even get mentioned! Wikipedia shows Windows at 7% and Iphone at 15% in 2009. There is also a very complete application base for Windows mobile and a portal (Handango) for PC downloading or directly to the phone... Interestingly, Verizon shows 6 different Windows Mobile phones on the website...

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